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Re: [ELPA] New package: dict

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: [ELPA] New package: dict
Date: Thu, 11 May 2023 16:59:42 +0300

> From: Eshel Yaron <me@eshelyaron.com>
> Date: Thu, 11 May 2023 16:22:06 +0300
> The main motivation behind this package was to resolve some usability issues
> that I came across with dictionary.el.  Namely, I'm not satisfied with the 
> fact
> that dictionary.el unconditionally switches to the *Dictionary* buffer when
> displaying a definition, and I don't appreciate how it tries to remember my
> previous windows configuration and revert back to it when I close the
> *Dictionary* buffer with the q key.  Of course, I'm open to the possibility of
> modifying dictionary.el instead of adding this separate package GNU ELPA if
> anyone thinks that's preferable, but I also think it would be nice to let 
> people
> try out Dict and get some feedback beforehand.

I think if we could augment dictionary.el so as to satisfy your needs,
perhaps as some kind of minor mode or user option, that would be
better than having an entirely separate package.


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